Skidaway Island is one of Savannah's larger coastal islands, found just past the Isle of Hope. Home to a state park popular with campers, it provides yet another great escape from the city.
After spending the day in Beaufort, we drove out to Hunting Island State Park, a semitropical barrier island that had been used since the 19th century as hunting grounds.
A tiny restaurant in a teensy shopping strip, just before Victory Drive merges with the Islands Expressway, Wiley's Championship BBQ is a real find. It's been voted the best barbecue in Savannah multiple times in its short life, and for good reason.
Just a short half-hour drive from Savannah, Tybee Island is the region's top recreational destination, with a beach, surf and kayak shops, nature trails, cool restaurants, dolphin tours and bunch of hotels.